The Best Episodes of MINDHUNTER

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2018

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Episode 10

#1 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10

The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.

star 8.19
2,214 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall, Jennifer Haley
Episode 5

#2 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5

Holden and Bill return to a perplexing case in Pennsylvania where a set of clues leading in multiple directions leaves no shortage of suspects.

star 7.87
2,347 votes
Writers: Jennifer Haley
Episode 9

#3 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9

Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.

star 7.87
2,140 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Carly Wray, Jennifer Haley
Episode 4

#4 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4

Bill and Holden consult with Wendy to begin classifying their subjects. They receive surprising news.

star 7.83
2,483 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Joe Penhall, Dominic Orlando
Episode 2

#5 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2

Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.

star 7.79
2,999 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall
Episode 3

#6 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3

Dr. Wendy Carr joins Holden and Bill in their first success, when their insights lead to an arrest.

star 7.75
2,667 votes
Directors: Asif Kapadia
Writers: Joe Penhall, Ruby Rae Spiegel
Episode 7

#7 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7

Wendy takes a career risk to relocate and join the team full time. Holden and Bill find it harder to keep the emotional intensity of work at bay.

star 7.75
2,238 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Joe Penhall, Jennifer Haley
Episode 8

#8 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8

Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.

star 7.73
2,181 votes
Directors: Andrew Douglas
Writers: Erin Levy, Jennifer Haley
Episode 6

#9 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6

Wendy considers an offer. Holden and Bill struggle to communicate the meaning of their findings to the judicial system in the baffling Altoona case.

star 7.70
2,314 votes
Writers: Joe Penhall, Tobias Lindholm
Episode 1

#10 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.

star 7.37
3,698 votes
Directors: David Fincher
Writers: Joe Penhall